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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918549/a-hypoxia-responsive-traf6-atm-h2ax-signalling-axis-promotes-hif1%C3%AE-activation-tumorigenesis-and%C3%A2-metastasis
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Abdol-Hossein Rezaeian, Chien-Feng Li, Ching-Yuan Wu, Xian Zhang, Jorge Delacerda, M James You, Fei Han, Zhen Cai, Yun Seong Jeong, Guoxiang Jin, Liem Phan, Ping-Chieh Chou, Mong-Hong Lee, Mien-Chie Hung, Dos Sarbassov, Hui-Kuan Lin
The understanding of how hypoxia stabilizes and activates HIF1α in the nucleus with related oncogenic signals could revolutionize targeted therapy for cancers. Here, we find that histone H2AX displays oncogenic activity by serving as a crucial regulator of HIF1α signalling. H2AX interacts with HIF1α to prevent its degradation and nuclear export in order to allow successful VHL-independent HIF1α transcriptional activation. We show that mono-ubiquitylation and phosphorylation of H2AX, which are strictly mediated by hypoxia-induced E3 ligase activity of TRAF6 and ATM, critically regulate HIF1α-driven tumorigenesis...
December 5, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912864/clinical-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-scorpionism-in-the-world-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria S V Santos, Cláudio G L Silva, Basílio Silva Neto, Cícero R P Grangeiro Júnior, Victor H G Lopes, Antônio G Teixeira Júnior, Deryk A Bezerra, João V C P Luna, Josué B Cordeiro, Jucier Gonçalves Júnior, Marcos A P Lima
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion stings are registered worldwide, but the incidence and the features of the envenomations vary depending on the region. The aim of this review was to summarize the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic data worldwide regarding humans stung by scorpions. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted through the online databases of the Virtual Health Library (VHL), which hosts Medline and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Informational (LILACS) database...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909050/notch-pathway-is-activated-via-genetic-and-epigenetic-alterations-and-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-clear-cell-renal-cancer
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Tushar D Bhagat, Yiyu Zou, Shizeng Huang, Jihwan Park, Matthew B Palmer, Caroline Hu, Wejuan Li, Niraj Shenoy, Orsolya Giricz, Gaurav Choudhary, Yiting Yu, Yi-An Ko, Maria C Izquierdo, Ae Seo Deok Park, Nishanth Vallumsetla, Remi Laurence, Robert Lopez, Masako Suzuki, James Pullman, Justin Kaner, Benjamin Gartrell, A Ari Hakimi, John M Greally, Bharvin Patel, Karim Benhadji, Kith Pradhan, Amit Verma, Katalin Susztak
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is an incurable malignancy in advanced stages and needs newer therapeutic targets. Transcriptomic analysis of CCRCCs and matched microdissected renal tubular controls revealed overexpression of NOTCH ligands and receptors in tumor tissues. Examination of the TCGA RNA-seq dataset also revealed widespread activation of NOTCH pathway in a large cohort of CCRCC samples. Samples with NOTCH pathway activation were also clinically distinct and were associated with better overall survival...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902963/homology-modeling-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-the-hif2%C3%AE-degradation-related-hif2%C3%AE-vhl-complex
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Xiaotian Dong, Xiaoru Su, Jiong Yu, Jingqi Liu, Xiaowei Shi, Qiaoling Pan, Jinfeng Yang, Jiajia Chen, Lanjuan Li, Hongcui Cao
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia-inducible factor 2 alpha (HIF2α), prolyl hydroxylase domain protein 2 (PHD2), and the von Hippel Lindau tumor suppressor protein (pVHL) are three principal proteins in the oxygen-sensing pathway. Under normoxic conditions, a conserved proline in HIF2α is hydroxylated by PHD2 in an oxygen-dependent manner, and then pVHL binds and promotes the degradation of HIF2α. However, the crystal structure of the HIF2α-pVHL complex has not yet been established, and this has limited research on the interaction between HIF and pVHL...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902314/newcastle-disease-virus-degrades-hif-1%C3%AE-through-proteasomal-pathways-independent-of-vhl-and-p53
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Noraini Abd-Aziz, Eric Stanbridge, Norazizah Shafee
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a candidate agent for oncolytic virotherapy. Despite its potential, the exact mechanism of its oncolysis is still not known. Recently, we reported that NDV exhibited an increased oncolytic activity in hypoxic cancer cells. These types of cells negatively affect therapeutic outcome by overexpressing pro-survival genes under the control of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). HIF-1 is a heterodimeric transcriptional factor consisting of a regulated alpha (HIF-1α) and a constitutive beta subunit (HIF-1β)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891027/purely-extradural-spinal-nerve-root-hemangioblastomas
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REVIEW
Murat Hamit Aytar, Ulaş Yener, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Behram Kaya, Serdar Özgen, Aydin Sav, Ahmet Alanay
Spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas present mostly as intradural-extradurally. Purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastoma is a very rare entity. In this study, we aimed to analyze epidemiological perspectives of purely extradural spinal nerve root hemangioblastomas presented in English medical literature in addition to our own exemplary case. PubMed/MEDLINE was searched using the terms "hemangioblastoma," "extradural," "spinal," and "nerve root." Demographical variables of age, gender, concomitant presence of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease; spinal imaging and/or intraoperative findings for tumor location were surveyed from retrieved articles...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887012/epididymal-papillary-cystadenocarcinoma-metastasising-to-the-testis-in-a-patient-with-infertility-managed-with-onco-microtese
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Nisha Pindoria, Yurina Miki, Andrea Tay, Ashish Chandra, Christopher Anderson, Evangelos Zacharakis, Majed Shabbir
Papillary cystadenomas of the epididymis are known to occur in association with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. The development of a papillary cystadenocarcinoma, its malignant counterpart, is rare with only a few sporadic cases reported in the literature. Metastatic deposits are exceedingly uncommon; in fact, only a single case report has documented metastases to the paraureteral region, but metastases to the testis have never been reported. A 43-year-old gentleman with VHL disease presented with non-obstructive azoospermia, a right epididymal mass, and an atrophic surgically corrected undescended left testis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884059/dna-methylation-analysis-in-rat-kidney-epithelial-cells-exposed-to-3-mcpd-and-glycidol
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Mine Senyildiz, Buket Alpertunga, Sibel Ozden
3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) is a well-known food processing contaminant that has been regarded as a rat carcinogen, which is known to induce Leydig-cell and mammary gland tumors in males, as well as kidney tumors in both genders. 3-MCPD is highly suspected to be a non-genotoxic carcinogen. 2,3-Epoxy-1-propanol (glycidol) can be formed via dehalogenation from 3-MCPD. We aimed to investigate the cytotoxic effects of 3-MCPD and glycidol, then to demonstrate the possible epigenetic mechanisms with global and gene-specific DNA methylation in rat kidney epithelial cells (NRK-52E)...
November 24, 2016: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865588/pediatric-patients-with-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma-should-have-routine-preoperative-genetic-testing-for-common-susceptibility-genes-in-addition-to-imaging-to-detect-extra-adrenal-and-metastatic-tumors
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Bruna Babic, Dhaval Patel, Rachel Aufforth, Yasmine Assadipour, Samira M Sadowski, Martha Quezado, Naris Nilubol, Tamara Prodanov, Karel Pacak, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Pediatric pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare with limited data on the optimal management approach. The aim of this study was to determine the role of genetic testing and imaging to detect extra-adrenal and/or metastatic tumors in pediatric pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 55 patients diagnosed at ≤21 years of age with pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas with analysis of data on genetic testing and multimodal imaging...
November 16, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852035/sunitinib-for-the-treatment-of-benign-and-malignant-neoplasms-from-von-hippel-lindau-disease-a-single-arm-prospective-phase-ii-clinical-study-from-the-predir-group
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Stéphane Oudard, Reza Elaidi, Mara Brizard, Céline Le Rest, Valérie Caillet, Sophie Deveaux, Gérard Benoit, Jean-Michel Corréas, Farida Benoudiba, Philippe David, Alain Gaudric, Pascal Hammel, Dominique Joly, Marc Olivier Timsit, Arnaud Méjean, Stéphane Richard
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant hereditary cancer syndrome that predisposes affected individuals to the development of multiple benign and malignant tumors. One of the main manifestations of VHL is renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RCC is increasingly being treated with targeted therapies, which offer an alternative treatment option for patients with VHL disease. This study investigated the effectiveness of sunitinib in VHL patients with advanced tumors or tumors unsuitable for surgery.This multicenter, phase II, open-label study from the PREDIR VHL network, treated patients with genetically-confirmed advanced VHL disease with oral sunitinib (50 mg/day for 28 days then a 2-week rest period) until progression...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851921/vhl-brings-warburg-into-the-memory-spotlight
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Greg M Delgoffe
Previous studies suggest mitochondrial metabolic pathways are essential for the generation of memory T cells. In this issue of Immunity, Phan et al. (2016) describe the formation of memory in T cells with constitutive glycolytic metabolism, suggesting that fuel does not necessarily dictate function.
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845047/tuberous-sclerosis-complex-protein-1-expression-is-affected-by-vhl-gene-alterations-and-hif-1%C3%AE-production-in-sporadic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Svetozar S Damjanovic, Bojana B Ilic, Bojana B Beleslin Cokic, Jadranka A Antic, Jovana Z Bankovic, Ivana T Milicevic, Gordana S Rodic, Dusan S Ilic, Vera N Todorovic, Nela Puskas, Cane D Tulic
Alterations in von Hippel-Lindau gene (VHL) do not determine deregulation of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) in clear-cell renal carcinoma (ccRCC). Their effects on tuberous sclerosis proteins (TSC1/2) and heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) expressions in sporadic ccRCC are unknown. Therefore, we analyze the impact of VHL alterations and HIF-α production on the expression of TSC proteins and Hsp90 in these tumors. Alterations in VHL gene region exhibited 37/47 (78.7%) tumors. Monoallelic inactivation (intragenic mutation or LOH) was found in 10 (21...
November 12, 2016: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844272/resistance-to-targeted-therapies-in-renal-cancer-the-importance-of-changing-the-mechanism-of-action
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I Duran, J Lambea, P Maroto, J L González-Larriba, Luis Flores, S Granados-Principal, M Graupera, B Sáez, A Vivancos, O Casanovas
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a complex disease characterized by mutations in several genes. Loss of function of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumour suppressor gene is a very common finding in RCC and leads to up-regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-responsive genes accountable for angiogenesis and cell growth, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Binding of these proteins to their cognate tyrosine kinase receptors on endothelial cells promotes angiogenesis...
November 15, 2016: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836431/constitutive-glycolytic-metabolism-supports-cd8-t-cell-effector-memory-differentiation-during-viral-infection
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Anthony T Phan, Andrew L Doedens, Asis Palazon, Petros A Tyrakis, Kitty P Cheung, Randall S Johnson, Ananda W Goldrath
Extensive metabolic changes accompany T cell activation, including a switch to glycolytic energy production and increased biosynthesis. Recent studies suggest that subsequent return to reliance on oxidative phosphorylation and increasing spare respiratory capacity are essential for the differentiation of memory CD8(+) T cells. In contrast, we found that constitutive glycolytic metabolism and suppression of oxidative phosphorylation in CD8(+) T cells, achieved by conditional deletion of hypoxia-inducible factor regulator Vhl, accelerated CD8(+) memory cell differentiation during viral infection...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836247/implication-of-vhl-erk5-and-hif-1alpha-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-molecular-basis
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Leticia Serrano-Oviedo, José M Giménez-Bachs, Syongh Y Nam-Cha, Francisco J Cimas, Jesús García-Cano, Ricardo Sánchez-Prieto, Antonio S Salinas-Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the expression status of several proteins related to VHL gene function and its relationship with common clinicopathological parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, analytical, cross-sectional study with 50 patients diagnosed with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. The study analyzed VHL mutations and hypermethylation as well as protein expression of VHL, CA-IX, HIF-1alpha, VEGF, ERK1/2, and ERK5, relating them to clinical variables...
November 8, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834463/gene-expression-profile-of-renal-cell-carcinomas-after-neoadjuvant-treatment-with-sunitinib-new-pathways-revealed
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Carlos Dzik, Sabrina T Reis, Nayara I Viana, Glauber Brito, Isis Paloppi, Willian Nahas, Miguel Srougi, Katia R M Leite
BACKGROUND: In renal cell carcinoma (RCC) of the clear cell type, inactivity of the VHL gene induces overexpression of HIF1 α and its targets, the tyrosine kinase receptors, promoting RCC development and progression. The discovery of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) changed the treatment of these tumors. Other molecular pathways involved in the TKI mechanisms of action have not been described in the literature. The aim of our study was to elucidate alternative mechanisms of action of sunitinib in tumor tissue after neoadjuvant treatment of RCC...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826806/uptake-of-prenatal-diagnostic-testing-for-retinoblastoma-compared-to-other-hereditary-cancer-syndromes-in-the-netherlands
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Charlotte J Dommering, Lidewij Henneman, Annemarie H van der Hout, Marianne A Jonker, Carli M J Tops, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Rob B van der Luijt, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Frans B L Hogervorst, Egbert J W Redeker, Christine E M de Die-Smulders, Annette C Moll, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer
Since the 1980s the genetic cause of many hereditary tumor syndromes has been elucidated. As a consequence, carriers of a deleterious mutation in these genes may opt for prenatal diagnoses (PND). We studied the uptake of prenatal diagnosis for five hereditary cancer syndromes in the Netherlands. Uptake for retinoblastoma (Rb) was compared with uptake for Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and hereditary breast ovarian cancer (HBOC). A questionnaire was completed by all nine DNA-diagnostic laboratories assessing the number of independent mutation-positive families identified from the start of diagnostic testing until May 2013, and the number of PNDs performed for these syndromes within these families...
November 8, 2016: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811928/potent-and-selective-chemical-probe-of-hypoxic-signalling-downstream-of-hif-%C3%AE-hydroxylation-via-vhl-inhibition
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Julianty Frost, Carles Galdeano, Pedro Soares, Morgan S Gadd, Katarzyna M Grzes, Lucy Ellis, Ola Epemolu, Satoko Shimamura, Marcus Bantscheff, Paola Grandi, Kevin D Read, Doreen A Cantrell, Sonia Rocha, Alessio Ciulli
Chemical strategies to using small molecules to stimulate hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) activity and trigger a hypoxic response under normoxic conditions, such as iron chelators and inhibitors of prolyl hydroxylase domain (PHD) enzymes, have broad-spectrum activities and off-target effects. Here we disclose VH298, a potent VHL inhibitor that stabilizes HIF-α and elicits a hypoxic response via a different mechanism, that is the blockade of the VHL:HIF-α protein-protein interaction downstream of HIF-α hydroxylation by PHD enzymes...
November 4, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785399/von-hippel-lindau-disease-the-clinical-manifestations-and-genetic-analysis-results-of-two-cases-from-a-single-family
#19
S Kinyas, S A Ozal, H Guclu, V Gurlu, H Esgin, H Gurkan
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant inherited multi systemic cancer syndrome that is classically associated with neoplasms in multiple organs, and caused by mutations in the VHL gene on chromosome 3p25-p26. Retinal hemangioblastoma (RH) is the most frequent and the earliest clinical sign of the disease, which is seen in 40.0-60.0% of patients. In recent years, studies of patients with VHL tried to put forward the relationship between genotype and phenotype. In this study, two VHL cases in the same family with clinical findings and genetic analysis results are presented...
December 1, 2015: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784791/an-affinity-directed-protein-missile-system-for-targeted-proteolysis
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Luke J Fulcher, Thomas Macartney, Polyxeni Bozatzi, Annika Hornberger, Alejandro Rojas-Fernandez, Gopal P Sapkota
The von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) protein serves to recruit the hypoxia-inducible factor alpha (HIF1α) protein under normoxia to the CUL2 E3 ubiquitin ligase for its ubiquitylation and degradation through the proteasome. In this report, we modify VHL to engineer an affinity-directed protein missile (AdPROM) system to direct specific endogenous target proteins for proteolysis in mammalian cells. The proteolytic AdPROM construct harbours a cameloid anti-green fluorescence protein (aGFP) nanobody that is fused to VHL for either constitutive or tetracycline-inducible expression...
October 2016: Open Biology
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